The PlayStation Recap – New and Improved Edition

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Welcome to the remastered, revamped, rejuvenated PlayStation Recap! Rather than overwhelm you with a list of all of the 30+ PlayStation.Blog posts we publish each week, I’ll be collecting the 10 most-read stories. The result — hopefully — is a more relevant Recap that’s a little easier on the eyes. Be sure to let me know what you think in the comments!

This week was a return to normalcy after the creative chaos that was E3 2011. We published a host of E3 Replay posts that collected the best of our E3 livestream segments for posterity. We also published some fascinating new details on the upcoming PlayStation Move update for LittleBigPlanet 2; announced a new Killzone 3 map pack called From the Ashes hitting PSN this Tuesday; shared a behind-the-scenes account of what led Red Johnson’s Chronicles developer Lexis Numérique from PC game development to PSN; revealed winners of the Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One skin design contest; and provided a first glimpse of 2012 PS3 shooter Aliens: Colonial Marines.

What was your favorite PlayStation.Blog post this week? Least favorite?

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The 10 Most-Viewed Posts of the Week

  • PlayStation Store Update — Outland, Magic The Gathering: Duels Of The Planeswalkers 2012 and Akimi Village drop for $9.99 each; Alice: Madness Returns DLC (and American McGee’s Alice) hit the Store; echochrome ii Music + Game bundle emerges for a limited time at $14.99; Midnight Club Los Angeles: Complete Edition motors in for $19.99; PlayStation Plus users get free Streets of Rage 2 and more.
  • E3 2011: 11 Trailers You May Have Missed — See sci-fi shooter DUST 514, stealthy sequel Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, remastered PS3 God of War: Origins Collection, indie hit Papo & Yo, strategic large-scale shooter Starhawk and more. Which E3 trailer is your favorite?
  • Tetris PSN Gets Free 3D Update — You aren’t seeing things — Tetris on PSN is now offering a free update that introduces stereoscopic 3D effects. If you’ve got a 3D TV, take the plunge and let us know what you think.
  • Music Unlimited Expanding to Android Today, New Opportunity for PS3 Owners — PS3 owners who have never tried Music Unlimited’s music-streaming service can get a free trial for 180 days, while owners of Android mobile devices can finally get music to go by downloading the App from the Android Market.
  • Sodium 2: Project Velocity Comes to PlayStation Home — PlayStation Home has a new game, and it’s a fast-paced, free-to-play combat racer with all the bells and whistles. See the game in action and learn what’s in store for Sodium 2: Project Velocity.
  • Resistance 3 Dev Diary: Cold New World — PlayStation.Blog’s video virtuoso Rey Gutierrez delves into the mysterious underbelly of Insomniac Games’ exclusive PS3 shooter. In this behind-the-scenes documentary, see how the Chimera are mutating the planet’s ecosystem to match their own twisted image.
  • Rage for PS3: E3 2011 Hands-On — Fun fact: id Software graphics mastermind John Carmack recently Tweeted that E3 attendees were mistaking Rage on PS3 for the high-end PC version. With this post, learn how post-apocalyptic shooter Rage harnesses the PS3’s horsepower and DualShock 3 to deadly effect.
  • E3 Replay: LittleBigPlanet for PS Vita — At E3, many remarked that LittleBigPlanet was a natural choice for a PS Vita game, given its diverse gameplay styles and unmatched Create editing suite. Or, as Jeff puts it, “You can access the touch screens, accelerometers and more to make levels that are unlike any previously created in the LBP universe.”
  • E3 Replay: Street Fighter X Tekken — I won’t make any chocolate-and-peanut-butter jokes (hopefully), but I will point out that Capcom’s latest fighting-game mashup is unlike any Street Fighter game I’ve ever played. See how Tekken’s distinctive pop-up fighting style and eclectic characters will alter your strategies with our new video.
  • E3 Replay: Naughty Dog demos UNCHARTED 3 — Drake’s on a boat! Naughty Dog’s Arne Meyer gives us a guided tour of the demo you watched at the PlayStation E3 2011 press conference and on Jimmy Fallon.

Most-Watched Video of the Week: Battlefield 3 E3 2011 Q&A

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  • you should put naruto shippuden ultimate ninja heroes 3 the full game on playstation store for $20.00 so people can buy it thanks and please

  • Hey Sid how did you like Super 8?

    I watched it twice and found it really mint and full of adventure. Wish my childhood was like that aha.

  • My favorite was probably a toss up between Vita and Uncharted 3, very happy with Vita’s lineup of games and the price point although the AT&T thing is a big BLEH!! Uncharted 3 looks amazing as I’m sure we all expected and can’t wait for that to come out.

  • resistance 3, twisted metal 3, starhawk and battlefield 3 FTW

  • i have a question, about the new game media, what if you have the UMD,but only have PS vita, will it be like i can go to gamestop, and they will exchange the same game in the new game media or what? PLZ ANSWER!

    BUT I STILL LOVE THE PS VITA, THE BEST THING THATS GANNA COME OUT! well, if it can beat the comming halo 4 (WICH I HATE!).

    Sony, VITA question: Can this device be made to work like everyone discusses in my Playstation.blog.share idea “NGP as a touch-screen remote for PS3″? I’d really like to be able to use it as a rifle scope, a blu-ray remote, a game inventory controller, a mapper, a keyboard, a message center, and more.
    oh P.S. WHENS THE EXACT DATE FOR PS VITA COMMING OUT!?!?!?!?!

    oh and could it be possible to play youtube on it. that would be a BIG HIT!!!

  • PLZ ANSWER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ive been asking the same questoin for 2 WHOL WEEKS!!!

  • I’m playing: InFamous 2, Socom 4, Motorstorm, Mortal Kombat, MvsC3, Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade, KillZone 3, Lbp 2, ModNation Racers, GTA4 : LEoLC, Black Ops ( Im on maternity leave for two weeks :p)

    I’m watching: E3 Replays , G4TV, Battle : LA, Hall Pass, Jack Ass 3.5 and True Grit

    I’m reading: Rich Dad, Poor Dad – Infamous issue #1 and #2

  • “tetris in 3-d thanks but no thanks”

  • just wanna get the dlc pack for castlevania lords of shadow

  • Will there be any new games coming out for the PSP? I bought a PSP about 4 months ago and ever since i havent seen any games besides RPGs. I just want to know ASAP.
    Thank You !

  • Dear Sony,

    please don’t answer ANY questions at all about Beyond Good and Evil HD.

    Thanks,
    -The people who keep you in business.

    (At least this way it will feel like Sony is actually listening to us.

  • Does the new remastered version of the playstation recap support 3D?

  • It was hard to keep up with all the PlayStation news these last 2 weeks! :D Cool stuff guys;)

    PlayStation4LiFE;) (The PlayStation brand is so much better than the rest)

  • Who cares about any of this? Where the F is Beyond Good & Evil??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  • Glad to see your back at it…
    I really missed this post while the rebuild was in process.
    Here’s to a brighter (and more digitally secure) future of this post.
    Great job on your return post.

  • 62# I feel so sorry for you guys :(, ehm no i don’t really. For once you guys gets something after us Europeins.

  • thanks guys! sony has never dissapionted me! ever! i love this company!

  • @12 Are you kidding? DNF was in development for 15 YEARS AND IS ONE OF THE MOST CRITICALLY DISAPPOINTING AND PANNED GAMES IN RECENT, PERHAPS HISTORICAL, MEMORY.

  • Hey anyBody get infamous 2 beta codes

  • nice!

  • Can any1 help me please i have a problem with my PSN store i dont what happend but i tried to download the map pack Escalation but i just cant and its not ony the map pack i cant purchase any item from the PSN store please help….

  • RyanMcBainDOTcom

    Playstation recap = STILL NO CROSS GAME VOICE CHAT FOR THE PS3!!

  • cant wait for BF3 its kinda funny since cod is mainly for 360 and now cod is basically dead now we have a BF3 which is mainly for PS3 and pc god i love karma

  • we can all have fun PS3 is life

  • ps3 for life

  • Yes! Every thing is back to normal. I’ve never really been a BattleField kind of guy but I am really looking forward to having the WHOLE team having to cooperate instead of like Call of Duty, just randomly running around and killing people.

  • only thing we need now is the codes for stewart compound to work

  • Battlefield 3 or Mw3 which please help me choose

    ——-WARNING——-

  • :) on the last day of the welcomeback package can you give us more free games? or even just one more game?

  • daniel_rosales12

    When will the psp vita come out? Does anyone know?

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